1.Explain the importance of social stratification and the assumptions that underlie the concept.
2.Choose one influential sociological theory and explain its view of stratification in general and its view of stratification by race or ethnic group.
3.List and define factors that affect individual social mobility.
4.Explain the influence of property, power, and prestige in a social class system based on achieved status.
5.Explain the concept of a minority group; list and define factors that characterize minority groups.
6.Explain the concept of race and its origin.
7.Explain five reactions of minority groups to their social status.
8.Define and compare ascribed and achieved status.
9.Explain what is meant by the feminization of poverty.
10.Define absolute and relative poverty and discuss the social costs of poverty
11.Define prejudice and discrimination, and explain the nature of prejudice.
12.What is racism?
13.What is institutional discrimination?